Well just scanning the WWW and came across some news i honestly was shocked by momentarily and paused to wonder
Well Star Wars has now been bought out by the mighty Disney i know a real WTF moment
Lucas sold out never saw that coming his baby no longer his oh and Indy Jones ,he was never a cecil b demille,BUT he was a man with a vision that put some serious talent together to make it happen he never lost faith in his story and got to make films he wanted to even tho he couldent stop messing with them for some of the er controversial changes i have both original and re mastered versions of holy trinity
"For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next," said George Lucas, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lucasfilm, in a statement. "It's now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers."
Kathleen Kennedy, co-chairman of LucasFilm, will report to Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn.
The latest part of the Star Wars saga, Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for a 2015 release.
But here is news off MTV site
The Force is strong in Disney, as the House of Mouse have officially landed in the "Star Wars" business. October 30. 2012
The Walt Disney Company announced on Tuesday (October 30) their acquisition of Lucasfilm Ltd., the production company behind George Lucas' epic "Star Wars" series. The full extent of what the $4.05 billion deal will yield remains unknown, but one project is already in the offing: "Star Wars Episode 7."
Little is known about the "Star Wars" sequel other than a 2015 release date — the same year that Disney releases a different blockbuster-in-the-making, a sequel to "Marvel's The Avengers." Lucas himself weighed in on the news in an official statement released by Disney.
"For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next," he said. "It's now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I've always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime. I'm confident that with Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, and having a new home within the Disney organization, Star Wars will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come. Disney's reach and experience give Lucasfilm the opportunity to blaze new trails in film, television, interactive media, theme parks, live entertainment, and consumer products."
Details beyond "Star Wars Episode 7" are not known, but Disney's press release promises "more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future." In joining the Disney brand, Lucasfilm now resides under the same house that shelters Marvel and Pixar. How long until an animated "Star Wars" / "Avengers" crossover, we wonder?
|What is thy bidding, minnie|
- Industrial Light & Magic
- Skywalker Sound
- Lucas Licensing
- Lucas Learning
- Lucas Books
- Lucasfilm Animation
- Lucasfilm Animation Singapore
- Lucas Marketing
- Lucas Online
buying Lucasfilm for $4 billion,
WOW thats a heck of a Gold Clock
Disney will pay half the deal value in cash and issue 40 million shares of Disney to pay for the deal.
That is one HUGE truck ,"where should i unload Mr Lucas sir ,and any chance of a tip?"
I like idea of purity of Star Wars but as Lucas has shown with episode one and well 2 and 3 he has lost his touch and needed help he couldn't do it all himself, look at originals,a Star Wars film with a new director may not be a bad thing.empire was good wasn't it ?,and what other films ?
BUT i was taken by surprise selling his baby like that he don't need the money
Huge news, but not surprising as close as Disney and Star Wars/Indiana Jones have been over the years.look at Parks and merchandise tie ins
with resources now available i expect some of the greatest movies ever made,well if they can find some folks with half a original idea n there heads and not remake everything
But these resources tools available
WOW all i am saying
Disney/ Warner Bros are truly media giants with the lot in back pocket,
The buyout ranks among one of the largest ever made by Disney. It's fourth behind the $19.7 billion, $7.6 billion and $5.2 billion buyouts of Capital Cities/ABC in 1995, Pixar in 2006 and Fox Family in 2001, respectively, says Capital IQ. It tops the $3.96 billion Disney paid for Marvel in August 2009.
Disney/ABC Television Group Digital Media,A+E Networks,Hyperion Books,ESPN,Winnie the pooh
Silver Creek Pictures,Miravista Films,
that is one HUGE Conglomerate business a true giant that was going bust n the 70s
wow talk about day comes only be a handful of company's owning everything